Diary: Water-Cooler Monitor - What topics have the industry been discussing this week?


Paul Bainsfair will have been relieved and alarmed 1 hr 28 mins

in equal measure by the departure of Trevor Beattie

and Andrew McGuinness last week? Yes, their decision

sparked a management crisis, but it was the Beattie

and McGuinness management team that presided over

the recent spate of TBWA\London client defections.

Will Bainsfair acquire Clemmow Hornby Inge? The 47 mins 19 secs

move would fill TBWA's management void and recharge

its client list in one fell swoop.

That either or both of MT Rainey and Jim Kelly will 12 mins 59 secs

join TBWA in the post-Beattie era. They're a rare

thing: two talented individuals without portfolio.

Bil Bungay is the new Ringo Star. 6 mins 12 secs